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  • Curriculum Development
    and administration 1 All school curricula shall be documented in a common format using the school s online curriculum mapping database 2 Curricula shall be reviewed and revised on an ongoing basis in accordance with the FIS curriculum review cycle 3 Responsibility for the development and implementation of the school s curriculum rests with the faculty of each division of the school working with their principal and in coordination with

    Original URL path: http://fispol.fis.edu/section7/7.30.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • Posts of Responsibility in Academic Administration
    403R Dated May 2000 The head of school in consultation with appropriate principals may develop and assign posts of responsibility in academic leadership The positions support departmental and subject coordination curriculum development pastoral care programs and related areas Appointments are made annually and may be renewed to provide continuity Compensation will be by way of extra duty stipends based on the specific responsibilities of the post The positions will be

    Original URL path: http://fispol.fis.edu/section7/7.403.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • Divisional Curriculum Documents
    mapping data base The curriculum documentation will reflect the IB standards and the FIS Curriculum Framework document The documents shall include at least the following items 1 Purpose Aims Central Idea 2 Concepts and Questions 3 Knowledge 4 Skills 5

    Original URL path: http://fispol.fis.edu/section7/7.404R.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • International Baccalaureate
    7 501 Dated May 2003 FIS is an IB World school and participates in the International Baccalaureate IB diploma program and the Primary Years PYP program The school shall develop these programs as fully as possible to meet the needs of the students and to fulfill the Mission and Goals of FIS The school shall administer all appropriate International Baccalaureate examinations as instructed by the International Baccalaureate Office Cross reference

    Original URL path: http://fispol.fis.edu/section7/7.501.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • Language Programs
    students whose English language proficiency is too limited to participate successfully in the regular academic program The ESL program shall be at several proficiency levels within the primary elementary and upper school curriculum and shall focus on listening speaking reading and writing skills ESL instruction shall be provided up to entermediate advanced proficiency level 3 German As host country language German is offered from pre primary throughout the school at a sufficient number of proficiency levels to meet the educational needs of all students 3 1 In general all students are expected to be enrolled in German language classes up to and including intermediate level unless they have special educational needs identified by qualified faculty which specifically preclude such study 3 2 Students who are German citizens and or permanent legal residents of Germany are generally required to attend German classes throughout the period of their enrollment at FIS Such classes may be offered within the regular German language arts program and by means of an integrated English German program or bilingual classes The school will determine student eligibility to join the integrated and bilingual programs by means of proficiency testing and teacher recommendation 3 3 Other students in grades 9 12 may choose an alternative language course once they have completed a German intermediate course or met what the school determines to be minimum proficiency requirements in German by means of an appropriate test At the discretion of the principal or counselor permission may be granted to a student who enters in grades 9 12 w ho does not meet minimum proficiency requirements in German to choose an alternative language course in order to fulfill either the requirements of the International Baccalaureate program or the entry requirements of a particular institution of higher or further education 4 Other languages

    Original URL path: http://fispol.fis.edu/section7/7.504.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • First Language Maintenance
    to them by the Marketing Office prior to the start of the school year Teachers of the after school program are not required to be qualified teachers and may offer a program related to the life and civilization of their home countries according to the rules and regulations of the general extra curricular activities program Staff Development First Language teachers will be invited to and participate in where appropriate the regular orientation for new teachers They will have recourse to all relevant local in service training conferences and workshops They will receive training in and be required to maintain and update all technological programs related to curriculum and syllabus development e g Rubicon Atlas Resources All First Language programs will have access to school classrooms First Language teachers will be paid by the hour and for the number of courses they are scheduled to teach If the schedule is altered by FIS for instance due to field trips the First Language teacher will be paid for that time Flexibility will be offered to the teachers in these circumstances Curriculum First Language programs in the Primary and Elementary Schools must support and complement the adopted program of inquiry and pedagogy currently the IBO PYP program National programs whether mandated by supporting governments or not must conform as far as possible to the FIS program In the Upper School in grades 6 10 the curriculum may reflect a national curriculum and or support an existing FIS module e g humanities or an FIS curricular goal e g literacy yet assure successful preparation for the IB course goals and objectives In Grades 11 and 12 the curriculum must reflect and conform to the IBDP curricular goals and objectives First Language teachers will be supervised by their division principal Community Consultation and Involvement The

    Original URL path: http://fispol.fis.edu/section7/7.505.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • Experiential Education and Service Learning
    The school shall review on an ongoing basis the existing and proposed Experiential Education and Service Learning projects to ensure that they are meeting the mission of the school Positions for service learning projects will be appointed annually at the end of each school year Service project leaders will complete an annual budget timeline and progress review for their project area prior to the annual Activity Fair to be held

    Original URL path: http://fispol.fis.edu/section7/7.506.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • Experiential Education and Service Learning
    school and then on an annual basis thereafter from ADCON Project applications will be reviewed at one of the following ADCON meetings May to approve projects for the following school year October to approve late applications or in January to approve additional projects Special project applications may be reviewed at the discretion of the division principal or the Head of School No new program or service will be accepted unless it is consistent with the school mission the benefits clearly justify the cost and provisions are made for inservice and program evaluation No program or service will be retained unless it continues to make an optimal contribution to the mission and benefits continue to justify costs Project work is always an approved school activity mentored by an adult Students will be asked to complete a rationale at the commencement of the project The projects should meet the expectations of the experiential education and service learning rubric Fundraising by students shall be controlled by a designated advisor in consultation with the principal who shall when deemed necessary inform the Head of School of fundraising efforts In case of dispute the Head of School has final approval All fundraising should be designed

    Original URL path: http://fispol.fis.edu/section7/7.506R.htm (2015-11-11)
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